Tuesday, 21 September 2021

21st September 2021

 Weather: W force 3  mostly sunny

 Another lovely day although again few migrants or sea birds in a light westerly. On arrival this morning a count of 109 Grey Seals were hauled out on the west hoyle. Counts are frequently taken by the obs at low tide.

Two Ravens were at the north end being mobbed by gulls, also there was a single pale-bellied Brent , with 14 others between the islands at the same time.


 There were no warblers today but a single Greenland Wheatear arrived in the early afternoon. This Wren was the only bird ringed this morning.

The gathering of 15 Little Egrets roosting on the north end of Middle with some Oystercatchers made a very impressive sight for Hilbre at high tide.

A sea watch revealed just 2 Gannets. Fifty Ringed Plover and a Whimbrel were the best of the waders.

  Photos JE

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